A Dead Bat Found In Walmart Salads Sparks Investigation

When you eat a salad from the grocery store, usually your biggest worry is that it may be expired and it won’t taste good.
The last thing you expect when you dive into a fresh yummy salad is to find a dead bat in it.

Fresh Express, a salad mix that is sold at Walmart, had to recall packages of their salad mix in the southeastern U.S. after a dead bat was found in Florida.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Fresh Express Recalled their Organic Marketside Spring Mix this past weekend after two people in Florida reported eating some salad before the bat was found in the box.

Although the dead bat was sent to the CDC rabies lab for testing, the deteriorated condition of the bat didn’t allow researchers to not rule out the deadly virus.

The CDC has said the people who ate the salad are being monitored but appear to be in good health. The Florida Department of Health as well as the CDC and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are investigating the situation.

The packaged salads that have been recalled have a best-if-used-by date of April 14th. If you have one you can contact the Fresh Express Consumer Response Center for a full refund.

Disclaimer: We have no position in Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) and have not been compensated for this article.

Sofia Vida

Sofia has been writing for major news outlets for over 15 years. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, walking her dogs, and going to concerts.

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